Secrets Of Cologne Germany...

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Cologne Germany (Köln) counts to the oldest German cities. When it became city in 50 A.D., it beared the name Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium (CCAA) because of the Roman Empress Agrippina.

The city had a bishop as early as 313, and, in 785, became the seat of an archbishop. The Archbishop was one of the seven Electors of the Holy Roman Empire. He ruled a large area as a secular lord in the Middle Ages, but in 1288, he was defeated by its citizen and forced to move to Bonn. Cologne was a member of the Hanseatic League and became a free city officially by 1475.

The city lost its free status, and regained its archbishopric during the French period. In 1815, at the Congress of Vienna, it was made part of the Kingdom of Prussia. Cologne became an industrial city.

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And nowadays? For example, Cologne has a very well developed tram system. They have built quite good connections, underground and upperground. You will find almost everything with it, and you will be able to drive through the nights. (The city knows that its people like to go out having a lot of fun, so they make sure they get back home again. wink)

Also, once you arrive in this city go ahead and buy the Cologne Welcome Card. With it, you are going to receive more than 70 privileges and FREE usage of public transport! Cost varies from 9 EUR for one person and a 1-day ticket up to 38 EUR for a group/family/couple and a 3-day ticket.

Special Tip!Before you're going to use the Cologne City Tour below go ahead and print & read my two articles about Cologne with additional Insider Tips — Part I and Part II.

Now, go ahead and walk through this amazing city using the Cologne City Tour navigation below or on top (or the links in the left hand side navigation).

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